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Dog walker assaulted in Gainsborough woods

Police are appealing for help after a woman was assaulted while walking her dog in Gainsborough. It happened on Sunday May 15, in woodland that runs between Mayflower Close and Foxby Hill .

The victim was approached from behind by a man who grabbed both her arms but she managed to break away. She suffered a scratch to her face and bruising.

The man, aged in his late 40s/early 50s, is described as 5ft 9ins, of slim build, with a wrinkly complexion, shoulder length blonde hair. He was wearing blue tracksuit bottoms and a dark blue tracksuit top with a grey stripe down the arms and on the collar.

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Rapist jailed for 15 years

A Gainsborough man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison at Lincoln Crown Court.

Lee Schofield

Lee Schofield faced two charges of rape and five of sexual assault.

The court heard how he used alcohol to render his victim unconscious before raping her on a number of occasions.

His horrific acts came to light when DVDs were found showing graphic footage of the offences.

DC David Patten of the Lincolnshire Police Emerald Team was the investigating officer. He said, "This is one of the worst cases we have dealt with. The offending took place without the knowledge of the victim.

"When she found out about what she had been subjected to she was understandably horrified. The 15 year sentence reflects the horrendous nature of the crimes. It's reassuring to know that Schofield will be behind bars for a very long time."

Man in coma after Gainsborough attack

A man has been left in intensive care after an attack in Gainsborough.

The 36 year-old was stabbed in the back and suffered serious head injuries on Ropery Road around 5pm on Friday.

The victim was taken to the Hull Royal Infirmary where he has been put in a medically induced coma.

A 36 year old man and a 30 year old woman have been arrested in relation to the incident and are currently assisting Police with enquiries.

Gainsborough arson attack

Police are appealing for witnesses following an arson attack at a property in Heapham Crescent, Gainsborough between 3.30pm and 4.30pm on Monday 10th February.

The back door of the property was on fire, and police are treating the incident as arson. Fire crews attended and extinguished the fire, and no-one was injured.

Three men in court over Gainsborough murder

Ivan Zdanovics whose body was found following a fire at a house Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Three people have appeared in court in Lincoln today, charged in connection with the murder of a Latvian man.

The body of 24-year-old Ivan Zdanovics was discovered last month following a fire at a house in Gainsborough.

Martynas Kupstys, aged 25, and Andrus Giedraitis, aged 29 were both charged with murder and perverting the course of justice. And 28-year-old Sandra Giedraityte was charged with perverting the course of justice.

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Three charged over Gainsborough murder

Three people have been charged over the man whose body was found at a house in Gainsborough.

The body of Ivans Zdanovics was found at a property in Etherington Street, Gainsborough on January 17.

Ivans Zdanovics Credit: Lincolnshire Police

A 25-year-old and a 29-year-old have each been charged with murder and perverting the course of justice.

A 28-year-old woman has also been charged with perverting the course of justice.

All three will appear before Lincoln Magistrates tomorrow morning.

Trio arrested over Gainsborough murder

Three people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a man in Gainsborough.

The body of Ivans Zdanovics from Latvia was found at his home in Etherington Street last month.

Two local men, aged 29 and 25, and a 28 year-old woman have been arrested and will be questioned by the police.

Police launch murder inquiry in Gainsborough

Lincolnshire Police have launched a murder inquiry following the discovery last week of the body of a man at a house in Gainsborough.

They have also named the victim as Latvian national Ivans Zdanovics, 24, who lived at the property in Etherington Street.

Prior to the discovery of the body the property had been on fire and following preliminary tests it is believed he died as a result of smoke inhalation.

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